Mac’s are considered more stable than that of other computers. They work flawlessly. There are very few reports seen where customers complain about any problems regarding Mac. But, the machine is always a machine, no matter how accurately it is developed, it always shows errors and complications. Similarly, we can say this about Mac, sometimes it gets stuck when the system feels overloading. It is mostly seen that an app freezes in your Mac, not the entire system. The issue resolved by just doing a force quit the application from device manager. However, it is observed that the entire system gets stuck or freezes and shows no response at all. Keyboard, mouse and other input devices don’t work as well in such cases. There are few solutions to this problem are we are going to discuss them in detail.
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First, Check if you are Facing an App Issue or the whole System is Unresponsive
- Yes, you should find the exact problem in your system. If you’re facing any issue regarding any running application, then quit that app. This solves the issue mostly like we are using VLC on Mac and it isn’t responding then simply quit VLC to run things smoothly.
- If simple quit doesn’t work, then go for force quit option through device manager. It will surely help if your Mac is facing problem only due to a running app.
- If your mouse, keyboard, and microphones aren’t responding then you may have a problem regarding your system. Try to move the cursor, if it doesn’t show up then go for force quit to get things settled.
How can we Find out why our System Freeze?
There can be multiple reasons for that. Some of them are given below:
- First, you need to check the available space in your system. If it is enough, Mac should run applications smoothly. Most of the issues are due to low memory in the system. When we quit applications in the system the memory releases and Mac starts working better. As we know that big applications and games take too much space while running that can harm your system.
- Check out your application status whether they need updating or not. You can update them manually as most of them have the option “Check for Updates” in the application itself.
- Sometimes, uninstall applications don’t get deleted properly. This can cause your system to slow down or froze sometimes.
- You can remove plugins to check if they are causing problems. Sometimes microphones, speakers and extra keyboard cause our Mac to freeze.
- Check if your Mac OS X has the latest version installed in it. If not, get the latest version. The latest versions for any of the system keep updating their system abilities like performance and battery issues.
Try Simple Restart First
It is an easy thing to do before having a force reboot. If your Cursor moves, then go to the Apple menu and restart. This can help if you are not facing any major issues.
Use Power Button to Reboot Frozen Mac
This is one of the basic things we do if we have no other options available. Shutting down your Mac while holding the power button is the easiest thing to do. Remember, this is only done when all other solutions fail. Force reboot is just like forcing your system to shut off unlike shutting it down using a proper mouse and keyboard buttons. This is only done in extreme situations only like when your whole system stops working or freeze totally.
There is another way of rebooting your Mac and it is as follows. Hold the Control+ Command while pressing the power button. It works usually.
Delete Unused Applications
Sometimes we see some apps in our system that were not being used for a while as we didn’t need them. Delete those applications and keep your system more active by making it able to have enough memory to compensate. It is quite effective to remove all the junk material from your Mac. It benefits you and your Mac both.
Shutdown your MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?
The process for force quitting is almost the same for MacBook Pro/Air that we use for Mac. Here is given the whole process, you can follow it to have good results.
You just need to press and hold the power button to have the available options on the screen. In the case of MacBook Air/Pro, it asks for the shutdown, restart and sleep. Choose restart or shutdown to resolve your issue. It can show a window, asking for reloading running applications at the time of shut down. Please kick them off, as after restarting your system will have enough space and will be able to make changes to the system. Otherwise, you may face the same kind of issues again.
So, there are few of the solutions given above to resolve an issue that has been seen not so often in Mac. The developers of the Mac make their customer’s money work. However, these solutions are provided by trustworthy customers, so you can follow them confidently. Don’t try to do new things in such cases as you are dealing with the machine. If your issue doesn’t seem to be solved, then look for an expert and let him do the rest. This would be the better solution I guess in that case.